Fico: Incident in Nice Will Be Moving World for Several Months

The lorry that ran at high speed into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais killing at least 84 people (photo by Reuters)

Ulaanbaatar, July 15 (TASR correspondent) – The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in the capital city of Mongolia was tinged with the terrorist attack that took place in Nice on Thursday evening, with Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who is also taking part in the summit, expressing sorrow to victims’ families.

“I’m very sorry for all those people that got killed or injured during this heinous terror attack. I’d like to express my solidarity with France,” said Fico during the summit in Ulaanbaatar.
Fico explained that he has been in contact with the Slovak Embassy in France and Slovakia’s security forces ever since the incident.

“We’ll adopt such measures that are needed in similar attacks. The Interior Ministry is ready to offer air transport to people in Nice and its vicinity,” noted Fico.

“This is an incident that will be stirring affairs for several months and not just in Europe, but worldwide, as these terror attacks are happening in all corners of the world,” stated Fico.

At least 84 people were killed and dozens more injured, when a lorry hit the crowd of people celebrating the Bastille Day in the harbour city of Nice in southeastern France. The attack took place after the fireworks at the bustling Promenade des Anglais around 10.30 p.m.